Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Adams, NH
Trails: Howker Ridge Trail, Kelton Trail, Brookside, Watson Path, Lower Bruin, Valley Way, Upper Bruin, Airline, Airline Cut-off, Star Lake Trail, Lowe's Path, Gray Knob Trail, Hincks Trail, Spur Trail, Randolph Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Arrived to a nearly full lot at Randolph East, Appalachia must have been a zoo. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings of Snyder Brook on Kelton and Randolph were easy hops, on wet rocks. All other crossings good, or bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One climb-over/duck-under on Kelton, otherwise trails in good shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Titus enjoyed his time above treeline, and had plentiful opportunities to wallow below treeline. 
Bugs: Not bad until the summit of Adams, where they were bothersome as usual. A few hanging about below Gray Knob, but otherwise minimal. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A phone was lost, but then retrieved. 
Comments: A simple, not the most direct by any stretch of the imagination, loop of Adams. Explored some of the less used connector trails, and enjoyed all that the RMC trails have to offer. Hazy views ruled today, and the summit was in and out of the clouds while we were there. Lots of people out, even on some of the lesser traveled trails. Had a good day with Titus, Hannah, and Rachel.  
Name: Bill Robichaud 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-08-26 
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